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Syrian rebel fighters demonstrate fighting capabilities during a graduation ceremony in the northern Syrian city of Idlib on October 27, 2016.  Syria's conflict erupted in March 2011 with protests calling for the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad.  / AFP PHOTO / Omar haj kadourOMAR HAJ KADOUR/AFP/Getty Images

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Syrian rebel fighters demonstrate fighting capabilities during a graduation ceremony in the northern Syrian city of Idlib. Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty 

Rebel fighters arrive in Idlib following their evacuation from Qudssaya and al-Hamah, neighbourhoods of the Syrian capital, on October 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO/AFP/Getty Images

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Rebel fighters arrive in Idlib following their evacuation from Qudssaya and al-Hamah, neighbourhoods of the Syrian capital. Photo AFP/Getty 

Damaged buildings are pictured at night in Idlib city, Syria June 8, 2016. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

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Damaged buildings are pictured at night in Idlib city, Syria 

Men play chess in front of a damaged building in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Naaman town in Idlib province, Syria...Men play chess in front of a damaged building in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Naaman town in Idlib province, Syria October 19, 2015.

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Men play chess in front of a damaged building in the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Naaman town in Idlib province, Syria on Monday

Residents inspect a damaged site after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in Maarat Al-Nouman, south of Idlib...Residents inspect a damaged site after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in Maarat Al-Nouman, south of Idlib, May 8, 2015.  REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Residents inspect a damaged site after what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria‘s president Bashar Al-Assad in Maarat Al-Nouman, south of Idlib 

A man searches for belongings in a damaged car at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at al-Thawra neighborhood in Idlib city today

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A man searches for belongings in a damaged car at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces of Syria’s President Assad, at al-Thawra neighborhood in Idlib city, Syria today

Children look up at warplanes loyal to president Assad in Idlib countryside...Children look up at warplanes loyal to Syria's president Bashar Al-Assad in Idlib countryside, as rebel fighters try to fire at the planes, March 26, 2015. Picture taken March 26, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Abdallah

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Children look up at warplanes loyal to Syria’s president Bashar Al-Assad as rebel fighters try to fire at the planes in Idlib, Syria 

Rebel fighters fire a heavy machine gun ...Rebel fighters fire a heavy machine gun at the government forces Al-Samman checkpoint on a road leading to Idlib near the Syrian city of Hama, on February 17, 2014. More than 140,000 people have been killed in three years of fighting, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. AFP PHOTO / ABU HADI AL-HAMWIABU HADI AL-HAMWI/AFP/Getty Images

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Rebel fighters fire a heavy machine gun at the government forces Al-Samman checkpoint on a road leading to Idlib near the Syrian city of Hama. More than 140,000 people have been killed in three years of fighting, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. 

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Free Syrian Army rebels gather inside a cave in Idlib, northwest Syria. A fatwa allowing people to eat cats and dogs has been issued in rebel-held areas of southern Damascus, residents say, underscoring the plight of citizens as the civil war rages a short drive from the centre of the Syrian capital, where UN chemical weapons inspectors are staying. 

In this Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 photo, Syrian internally displaced children gather outside their temporary home at an abandoned land where they have taken shelter after fleeing their village that turned into a battlefield between government forces and Free Syrian Army fighters in Idlib province, northern Syria. Arabic on the wall reads, "hell of the revolutionaries or Bashar's heaven." (AP Photo)

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Syrian internally displaced children gather outside their temporary home at an abandoned land where they have taken shelter after fleeing their village that turned into a battlefield between government forces and Free Syrian Army fighters in Idlib province, northern Syria. Arabic on the wall reads, “hell of the revolutionaries or Bashar’s heaven.” 

Syrian girls walk with their mother as she turns to look at smoke billowing from three shells dropped on the town of Al-Bara in the northwestern province of Idlib

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Two girls walk with their mother as she turns to look at smoke billowing from three shells dropped on the town of Al-Bara in the northwestern province of Idlib.